Friday, April 2, 2010

Being carefree...

So last week I was reminiscing a bit with the very first piece of jewelry I ever bought.

It got me thinking about my childhood....that carefree feeling, where excitement meant learning to read a new word, a tooth under the pillow for the tooth fairy, or waiting to hear the hooves of Santa's reindeer...totally, wholeheartedly believing.

Visual things are powerful reminders for me.

The ring above, as you might have guessed, is one I remember wearing on my middle finger as a child. I don't have any idea where I got it or anything about it, but just remember getting to "be a child" wearing it. That feeling of being taken care worries or concerns looming or constantly thinking ahead.

I only hope my 4-year-old daughter (whose hand is now wearing it) can remember those wonderful feelings of feeling loved "just because".

Feel free to leave me a comment about something that invokes one of your best childhood memories...would love to hear it!

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